Kids Activities in River Forest


Tactical Laser Tag for 2, 4, 10, or 6 at Red Star Combat (Up to 62% Off). Eight Options Available.

Red Star Combat

Red Star Combat

Wield battle rifles with eight different weapon settings to blast your way through a 30,000-sq.-ft. arena on missions open to ages 10+

$32 $16

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Admission for Two, Four, or Six to Wonder Works (42% Off)

Wonder Works

Wonder Works

Studio, stage, forest exhibit, building station, fantasy village, and storybook castle welcome hands-on exploring from children and toddlers

$12 $7

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One Private 30-Minute Drum Lessons with DVD at Chicago's #1 Drum Lessons (60% Off)

Chicago's #1 Drum Lessons

Multiple Locations

Instructors teach timing, original beats, stick control, tricks, and advanced techniques

$25 $10

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$69 for Four 30 Minute Private Music Lessons $140 — Northfield School of Music

Northfield School Of Music

Northfield

Students can choose from drums, guitar, voice, violin, or piano lessons

$140 $69

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Four In-Home or In-Studio Music Lessons at North Shore Music Institute (Up to 52% Off). Three Options Available.

North Shore Music Institute

North Shore Music Institute

Lessons for students aged 6–adult teach music techniques for the bass, cello, and drums in a wide variety of genres

$240 $120

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$49 for Four Private Guitar Lessons with Free Lesson e-Book at American Guitar Academy ($129.95 Value)

American Guitar Academy

Elmhurst

Under the tutelage of skilled instructors, prospective rock icons learn scales, chords, and soloing techniques during 30-minute lessons

$129.95 $49

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Six Open-Play Visits at Jump!Zone (Up to 50% Off). Five Locations Available.

Jump!Zone

Multiple Locations

Kids burn energy sliding down air-filled chutes, navigating plush obstacle courses, and bouncing in princess castles

$60 $30

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Two Hours of Trampoline Jump Time Monday–Thursday or Friday–Sunday at Sky High Sports (Up to 45% Off)

Sky High Sports

Sky High Sports Niles

Wall-to-wall trampolines vault kids and adults skyward as foam pits provide safe, cushy landings under the watchful eyes of supervisors

$20 $11

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Arcade Outing with 100 Tokens and a 14-Inch Single-Topping Pizza at Kiddie Kingdom (Up to 55% Off)

Kiddie Kingdom

Kiddie Kingdom

Entertainment facility houses platefuls of hand-tossed pizza, more than 62 arcade games, and a miniature carousal

$33.70 $15

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$45 for an Urban Dare Adventure Race for a Two-Person Team (Up to $90 Value)

Urban Dare

Bar Louie River North

Fast-paced competition challenges teams of two with trivia, photo hunts, and mental and physical challenges

$90 $45

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Entry to Urban Scavenger Hunt for One, Two, or Four from CityScape Adventures (Up to 71% Off)

CityScape Adventures

Moe's Cantina River North

Five-hour scavenger hunt takes participants through 12 challenges that encourage them to explore the city while testing their mettle

$60 $19

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Specialty or Flying Trapeze Class at Trapeze School New York (Up to 54% Off)

Trapeze School New York in Chicago

Multiple Locations

Soaring through the air becomes a reality in group trapeze classes

$57 $30

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$59 for Scavenger Dash for a Team of Two from Sierra Adventure Sports on Saturday, June 13 ($127.59 Value)

Sierra Adventure Sports

Citizen Bar

Teams of two traverse the streets of Chicago as they find clues, collect items, take pictures, and complete challenges

$127.59 $59

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Two-Hour Stand Up Paddleboard (SUP) Rental from Chicago Water Sport Rentals (51% Off)

Chicago Water Sport Rentals

Chicago Water Sport Rentals at 31st Street Harbor

Stand up paddleboarders can explore the wilds of Lake Michigan and enjoy the Chicago skyline

$60 $30

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$110 for Piano Lessons ($200 Value) — The Art of Piano Playing

The Art Of Piano Playing Inc.

The Loop

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

$200 $110

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Admission for Two or 1-Year Individual or Family Membership at International Museum of Surgical Science (50% Off)

International Museum of Surgical Science

International Museum of Surgical Science Chicago

More than 600 art pieces and 7,000 medical artifacts—including a working iron lung—trace the advancement of surgery throughout history

$30 $15

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5 or 10 Kids' Open-Play Sessions at Chicago Playpen (Up to 59% Off)

Chicago Playpen

Chicago Playpen

Kids play inside a facility that’s full of educational installations, including a grocery store

$60 $29

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Two or Four 30-Minute Guitar, Bass, Ukulele, Drum, or Piano Lessons at Guitar Cities (Up to 59% Off)

Guitar Cities

Chicago

Guitar, bass, ukulele, drum, and piano lessons from professional recording artists and touring musicians in Chicago’s Loop

$80 $33

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$99 for a Two-Hour Kids' Party with Host, Setup, and Clean Up at Bright Smiles Party Suite ($235 Value)

Bright Smiles Party Suite

Bright Smiles Party Suite

Kids celebrate their birthdays in style with two-hour parties that include a host to help supervise as well as run setup and cleanup

$235 $99

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Visit for One, Two, or Four to the Chicago History Museum (Up to 48% Off)

Chicago History Museum

Lincoln Park

Chicago museum brings history to life with 22 million artifacts & topical exhibits, including a look at railroad workers during WWI

$14 $8

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Two or Four Private Piano or Drum Lessons at Guitar Chicago (Up to 59% Off)

Guitar Chicago

Fidi

Instrumentalists train pupils of all ages during low-key one-on-one lessons tailored to skill level; students can pick a song to learn

$70 $29

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Dance Classes or Majorette or Musical-Theater Program at Lanita Joseph Dance & Cultural Center (Up to 54% Off)

Lanita Joseph Dance & Cultural Center

Multiple Locations

Adults learn dances such as Afro-Modern Fusion, hip-hop, and jazz; children learn majorette-style dancing or put on a musical

$60 $29

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Five Weeks of Bagpipe or Drum Lessons with Rentals at Chicago Academy of Piping and Drumming (Up to 52% Off)

Chicago Academy of Piping and Drumming

Chicago Academy of Piping and Drumming

In groups of up to five, students hone playing and practice technique and learn about the culture of drums or Scottish bagpipes

$145 $69

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Music-Production 101 Class or One Full-Day Boot Camp at The Talent Pros (Up to 80% Off)

The Talent Pros

Red Dove Media

Workshops cover the basics of the recording industry with insight from an experienced staff that includes a Grammy-winning producer

$75 $29

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$29 for Two Adult Sports-Acrobatics Classes at MSA & Circus Arts ($60 Value)

MSA & Circus Arts

MSA & Circus Arts

Learn floor-tumbling moves, such as bounces, flips, and handstands, and jump on a regulation-sized trampoline equipped with safety lines

$60 $29

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$12 for 15 Batting Cage Tokens at Sluggers World Class Sports Bar ($20 Value)

Sluggers World Class Sports Bar

Sluggers

Sports bar’s upstairs game room includes batting cages where guests can practice their swings and crush fastballs

$20 $12

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$15 for One Hour of Bowling with Shoe Rental for Up to Six at Fireside Bowl (Up to $48 Value)

Fireside Bowl

Logan Square

Guests to this 1940s bowling alley vie for the highest score while surrounded by vintage decor and modern scoring systems

$48 $15

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Two or Four Piano Lessons at Heart of Singing (Up to 53% Off)

Heart of Singing

Heart of Singing

Seasoned musician inspires versatile piano moves during lessons tailored to the student’s skill level & goals

$80 $38

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$31 for $70 Groupon — ChampYon Taekwondo USA

Champyon Taekwondo Usa

Champyon Taekwondo Usa

From the merchant: Students learn the basics during two trial classes; uniform included

$70 $31

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1.5-Hour Jazz Vocal Lesson or Musical Improvisation Clinic at Bloom School of Jazz (Up to 55% Off)

Bloom School of Jazz

Bloom School of Jazz

Musicians David Bloom and Spider Saloff help vocalists and instrumentalists express themselves through improvisational jazz exercises

$100 $45

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Up to 53% Off Music Lessons at South Loop Lessons

South Loop Lessons

South Loop Lessons

From the merchant: Private music lessons, motivating and fun, tailored to your learning pace and to what you or or child desire to learn.

$90 $45

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$33 for Three Private Guitar or Piano Lessons or Two Vocal Lessons at The Ultimate School of Guitar (Up to $72 Value)

The Ultimate School of Guitar

The Ultimate School of Guitar

Basic to advanced lessons in guitar, piano, and vocals taught by talented instructors with educational and practical experience

$72 $33

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General, Family, or Friend Sponsor Annual Membership to the APR Pullman Porter Museum (50% Off)

APR Pullman Porter Museum

APR Pullman Porter Museum

Museum celebrates the victories of the nation’s first African-American labor unions and the history of African-American railroad workers

$50 $25

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Three, Five, or Seven Private Violin or Viola Lessons at MB Muzik (Up to 58% Off)

MB Muzik

Chicago

A violinist since age seven, Marija Bubanj teaches violin and viola students basic scales, fingerings, and bowing techniques

$180 $75

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Maze Visit and Games for Two, Four, or Eight at Amazing Chicago's Funhouse Maze on Navy Pier (Up to 62% Off)

Amazing Chicago's Funhouse Maze on Navy Pier

Navy Pier

A spinning tunnel and the corridor of confusion lay inside a 4,000-square-foot, Chicago-history-themed maze on Navy Pier

$25.98 $14

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$24 for $50 Worth of Music Lessons — Paul Cherewick: Guitar Teacher

Paul Cherewick: Guitar Teacher

Chicago

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

$50 $24

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5 or 10 Pop-In Playtime Admissions at Pump It Up (50% Off)

Pump It Up Chicago

Pump It Up

Inflatable playground of bounce houses, tall slides, obstacle courses, and climbing walls; open play sessions held throughout the week

$50 $25

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Two Games of Bowling for Two, Four, or Six People at Wood Dale Bowl (Up to 71% Off)

Wood Dale Bowl

Wood Dale Bowl

Players hone their pin-pummeling skills inside this bowling alley that boasts 24 lanes and automatic scoring

$25 $9

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Roller Skating with Skate Rentals for Two, Four, or Six at Lombard Roller Rink (Up to 52% Off)

Lombard Roller Rink

Lombard

Fun and inventive approaches to roller skating, including Family Night, 21+ events, and sessions set to the tune of R&B or organ music

$24 $12

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$12 for Two Games of Bowling with Shoe Rental for Two at Elk Grove Bowl (Up to $27 Value)

Elk Grove Bowl

Elk Grove Bowl

Forty lanes with automatic scoring set stage for two games of bowling by pairs clad in provided shoes

$27 $12

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$1,999 for a Private Bowling Party with Pizza for Up to 200 People at Suburbanite Bowl (Up to $5,495 Value)

Suburbanite Bowl

Suburbanite Bowl

Host a private party for up to 200 people at a bowling center equipped with 32 lanes, a pizza buffet, and snacks

$5,495 $1,999

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One Game of Laser Tag and One Hour of MagiQuest for Two or Four at Adventure Realm (Up to 57% Off)

Adventure Realm

Advenure Realm/ MagiQuest

With the aid of a wand, MagiQuest sessions immerse players in a virtual medieval world full of fantastic quests

$51.98 $25

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Tour of Dawes House/Evanston History Center for 2, 4, or 5–10 People (Up to 45% Off)

Evanston History Center

Evanston History Center

Visit the National Historic Landmark Dawes House, where more than a century of history about the city is preserved in a beautiful chateau

$20 $12

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Mini Golf for 4, 6, 8, or 10 or Mini Golf for 4 and 45 Arcade Tokens Each at PGN Fun Center (Up to 59% Off)

PGN Fun

PGN Fun Center

Two adventure-themed miniature-golf courses wind through castles, caves, and tall hedges

$28 $14

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5 or 10 Bounce-House Sessions or a Classic Party for Up to 25 at Pump It Up (Up to 57% Off)

Pump It Up

Glenview

Kids jump, play, and socialize aboard colorful inflatable slides and bounce houses during open-play times or birthday party

$45 $22

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One or Three Two-Hour Adult Painting Classes at Terra Sounds (Up to 48% Off)

Terra Sounds

Terra Sounds

Adult artists of all experience levels pick a media of their choice, such as watercolor, acrylic, or oil paint, while working on a sketch

$27 $15

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$29 for Two 30-Minute Private Music Lessons at Terra Sounds ($80 Value)

Terra Sounds

Terra Sounds

Students can practice instruments including guitar, piano, drums, violin, or voice or study techniques such as songwriting or improvisation

$80 $29

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$28 for $60 Worth of Music Lessons — Devine Music Studio

Devine Music Studio

Glen Ellyn

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

$60 $28

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$169 for a One-Week Exploration Day Camp at WOW Camps for Kids K–5 ($350 Value). Seven Options Available.

The Whole Child Learning Company

St. John Lutheran Church

Across five days, kids spend the day exploring science or art with hands-on projects and activities

$350 $169

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